At First Blush

Today’s blush trend is an unexpected neutral.

by Rachael Lindley

Unlike the blush and bashful of “Steel Magnolias” yesteryear, today’s blush trend is an unexpected neutral. Think more sophisticated and less sweet. While blush is a more feminine color, it can add a brighter touch to darker shades such as navy or black and work double time, bringing a bit of dimension to white, cream and gold. This sumptuous shade looks best with a bit of texture as to not appear fussy.

1. Steven Castro, Santissimo Redentore (framed), 40x53, $2,645, Captured 52,

2. Pearl LED Table Lamp in Peach, $198, Anthropologie,

3. Bowl in Blush, $62, Koromiko,

4. Seville Gris Lufted Extra-Large Sofa in Blush, $2,199, CB2,

5. Maunu Sands Woven Lumbar Pillow, $102, Dear Keaton,

6. Keya Area Rug, 8x10, $1,175, The Citizenry,